Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg have signed on to help Universal reboot their ailing American Pie film series.
Yes, reboot - their word, not ours. After happily exploiting the American Pie name with a slew of stodgy DTV sequels, the studio are now denying that any of those post-Jason Biggs films existed, and are insisting on calling this new flick American Pie 4 .
Hurwitz and Schlossberg wrote Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle back in 2004 - evidently Universal like their style, and want it used in Pie 's advantage.
No deals have been made just yet regarding the returning cast. But Risky Business report that many of the original stars have shown a “strong interest” in the project.
Not surprising, seeing as only Eugene Levy, Seann William Scott and Alyson Hannigan have anything even remotely resembling a career post- Pie .
Meanwhile, on the Harold & Kumar front, stars John Cho (also an original Pie -er) and Kal Penn are set to reprise their roles in a second sequel.
Hurwitz and Schlossberg had scripted a sequel entitled A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas , but writer Todd Strauss-Schulson wrote his own script, which Mandate Pictures reportedly love. No word what the concept is yet.
Fancy more Pie ?